The Spring 1979 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Ellen Bryant Voigt and Lorrie Goldensohn. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.
Table of Contents
"The Disappearance of Weldon Kees," by Sharon Libera
"Two Strains: Some Thoughts About English Words," by Lisel Mueller
"To Study Our Lives," by Wendy Martin
"Elizabeth Bishop: The Art of Changing Your Mind," by Jane Shore
"Sandra McPherson: The Year of Our Birth," by Paul Nelson
"Through the Looking Glass: The Romance of the Perceptual in Contemporary Poetry," by Mary Kinzie
Suzanne E. Berger
Ann Fox Chandonnet
W. S. Di Piero
James Baker Hall
Carol Baker Hansen
Nancy Sherman Lewis
Susan Irene Rea
Carol Ann Russell
Michael Van Walleghen
Ellen Bryant Voigt
Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of six volumes of poetry, most recently Shadow of Heaven, a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002. Her other books include Kyrie (1995); Two Trees (1992); The Lotus Flowers (1987); The Forces of Plenty (1983); and Claiming Kin (1976). She has also published a collection of craft essays entitled, The Flexible Lyric (2001).
Voigt has won numerous awards and honors including grants from the Vermont Council of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Pushcart Prize, and the Academy of American Poets Fellowship. Voigt served as the Vermont State Poet for a term of four years until 2003, when she was elected Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Voigt developed the nation's first low-residency M.F.A writing program at Goddard College in 1976, and since 1981 has taught in the M.F.A. program for creative writing at Warren Wilson College. She resides in Cabot, Vermont.